Old Things Are New

Old Things Are New

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  2 Corinthians 5:17 Vision Becomes Reality I have had a hard time concentrating on work this week. After months of collecting paint samples, viewing carpet swatches,...
Shepherds

Shepherds

(Revised versison. 12/23/20) Evening comes; sheep safely in the fold.Shepherds settle, as in the days of old.Heat of day turns to pleasant cool.Dark of night displays a radiant pool.Stars that shine, and twinkle bright on high—God’s handiwork, amid expanse of sky.When...
God is Doing Something New

God is Doing Something New

“Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive it and know it, and will you not give heed to it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19) The Wilderness Over the past six months, our world has...
If Only

If Only

If only you had paid attention to my commands. . . [Isaiah 48:18] What Are “If Onlies”? If only. Two of the saddest words in the English language.  They tell of tasks not completed, promises not kept, and rewards not realized. They hold missed...
Jesus Clean

Jesus Clean

There is no one righteous, not even one. –Romans 3:10 I love the power of Thieves Household Cleaner. It is my primary cleaning agent. I feel confident about the job it does in my home—on counters, sinks, bathtubs, and even floors. Though I don’t love the work of...